Languages

Kim Mun

Fact corner

  • Language: Kim Mun
  • Alternate names:: Chasan Yao, Gem Mun, Hainan Miao, Jim Mun, Jinmen, Kem Mun, Kimmun, Lan Tin, Lanten, Lowland Yao, Man Lantien, Men, Mun, Shanzi Yao
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:mji
  • Language family: Hmong-Mien, Mienic, Mian-Jin
  • Number of speakers: 200,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Kim Mun is a language of China. It is spoken in Yunnan Province, 17 counties; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 13 counties; Hainan Province, 7 counties. Also in Laos, Viet Nam. .

Dialects

Dao Ho, Dao Quan Trang. Not intelligible with Iu Mien (See: Iu Mien). Lexical similarity: 78% with Iu Mien (See: Iu Mien), 67% with Biao-Jiao Mien (See: Biao-Jiao Mien?), 59% with Dzao Min (See: Dzao Min).

The Kim Mun Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔdap44
to blowpjɔm354, tjieo354
to breatheluup31 sii31
to burnʔbuu354, saa53
to buymaai31
to chewnjaai53
to climbtaao44
to comeʔdaai33
to cooktjou354
to counttao354
to crynjim354
to cut, hackk'om31
to die, be deadʔdai53
to digviet13 k'ɔat31
to dreambei44, ʔai44 bei44
to drinkhɔp11
to eatnjin53
to fallblei53 djaa53 ʔdaai33
to fearkum33 djaa13
to flowgjou53
to flydai31, ʔat44
to growsaŋ33 lo11
to hearmuŋ31
to hidemeem354
to hitbap44
to holdtjɔɔ13
to huntfan354 ʔaa354
to know, be knowledgeableʔbei13
to laughkjat44
to lie downfei44 djaa53
to live, be alivemeeŋ13, saŋ33
to open, uncoverk'ooi11
to plantsɔŋ354
to pound, beatdim53 mei354
to scratchnjai354 keeŋ13
to seetam31
to sewkwan33
to shootfan354
to sitʔeet45
to sleepfei44 (ŋwei53 gjoom33)
to sniff, smellhɔm31
to spitdjui31 djaan33
to squeezenieŋ354
to standtou354
to stealnim53
to suckluup31
to swellʔɔm44
to swimkjeo33 vam13
to thinksaŋ44
to tie up, fastent'ɔan31
to turnvin11 kwai44 ʔdaai33
to walkzjaŋ33
to vomitʔoo354
to yawnkaa33 haao11

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